When we buy tiny china tea sets, we risk major breakage. We do not get discouraged. Birdie saw this owl tea set at the toy/learning store and even though she has remaining pieces from other tea set purchases, she fell in love with this box of tea party loveliness. She used some of her own money and some of Mommy's money, carried it away, and opened it up over at Granny's house.
She invited Miss Bug to the tea party. Millie Rose was outside messing around in Granny's Wendy house.
I spoke with my mom yesterday. My dad is in the hospital (please pray for healing) and she is packing up their winter house because they have sold it. She said, "I have the tea cups all boxed up for you." Yay! I can't wait to receive her tea cups! Do I NEED tea cups? No. Do I want them? YES.
Women like dishes. Just this morning I filled a big pottery mug with cold water before I went downstairs. I thought, "This is a good mug. It keeps the water so cold." When I poured the coffee, I chose a parrot green mug for Bill and I thought, "What a nice cup this is, sort of warped, not quite perfect, but lovely."
When I take plates from my little cupboard and serve our supper, I get a little joy-buzz from admiring my old plates.
I have been watching the old program "Keeping Up Appearances" and it is very funny. Hyacinth loves her china and she calls mugs beakers. It's all meant to be silly and laughable, but the reason her lines are funny is because we ARE sort of fussy with our dishes.
What kinds of tea things do you like? Fine and delicate? Sturdy and earthy? I like to go on Etsy and look at hand-thrown pottery. If I lived in the forest, in a tree trunk, I would have thick rustic-looking beakers!
For heaven's sake, I do not need any more dishes. I don't need anymore anything really. I WILL keep loving dishes though. All sorts. Will you?